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Erdoğan says he will run for reelection next year

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed on June 9 that he plans to stand for reelection next year.

Erdoğan, 68, made the announcement during a speech in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, where he challenged the main opposition party's leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, to announce the candidate who would challenge him on behalf of an alliance of opposition parties.

Turkey not to allow Nordic country’s NATO bid as long as “terrorists” take part in parliaments: Erdoğan

As long as the "terrorists take part in their parliaments", Turkey will not allow them to enter NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 8 elaborating on Sweden and Finland's bid to join the alliance.

Merkel does Not Blame herself for the Current Situation in Ukraine

Angela Merkel said that while she was Chancellor of Germany she made serious efforts to prevent the situation in Ukraine from developing to its current state and said that she does not blame herself of not trying decisively enough to thwart what was happening, Reuters reported.

PM Golob to visit Brussels next week

Ljubljana – Prime Minister Robert Golob will travel to Brussels next week to meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, his office told the STA on Tuesday. This will be his first visit to EU institutions following his government taking office last Wednesday.

Gov’t to continue cutting interest rates: Erdoğan

The government will continue lowering interest rates, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, vowing to fight against the rising cost of living.

"This government will not hike interest rates. No one should expect us to do this. On the contrary, we will keep lowering the rates," Erdoğan said following a cabinet meeting in Ankara on May 6.